TUESDAY POETRY "INSPIRATIONS" - 09.16.08

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TUESDAY POETRY "INSPIRATIONS" - 09.16.08

Postby mslover » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:22 am

Had some success getting poets to enter the contest... perhaps we can get some motivated here too.

Okay here you go.

1. Word List: gather, always, suffuse, sand, delicate, kismet, mollify

2. Use the following poem title for inspiration. "now sleeps the crimson petal"

3. Try this: Sedoka

The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following
syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the
same subject from differing perspectives.

Katauta is an unrhymed three-line poem the following syllable counts: 5/7/7.


Example:

War Path

Fractured wanderer
leaving a tortured city,
hammocked insecurely.

Quenched of thirst for blood,
he may now respect beauty,
unappreciated 'fore.

Copyright © 2003 Christian Ugalde


***May your muse ever find you smiling.***

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby Mlou » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:40 am

2

Gather the crimson petals
to make a potpourri.
Soon they will sleep beneath the dust,
even as I and thee.

(Yikes...gruesome. Where did that come from? But it just popped up, when I saw #1's gather, plus the petals.)
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby Mlou » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:56 am

SANCTUARY

I gather about me always
those things I love...
the white rose
suffused with palest
hint of pink;
the Chinese vase of cloisonne
in intricate pattern; and
the old hourglass
whose sands run through
its delicate curves,
certain as kismet,
though I would seek
to slow that passage
and to mollify
whatever gods there be.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Mlou » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:06 pm

LOST HAVEN
Here in my garden
lilies reach and bee balm glows.
Perhaps autumn will come late.

I have found repose
among these rich fragrances.
What shall I do in winter?
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby mslover » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:38 pm

she's baaaaack... nicely done!

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby mslover » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:49 pm

Throwing Kisses

launched into the clouds
my kisses, thrown, find the breeze
winding their way to your lips

weaving a pathway
gossamer threads of desire
hold you to me, hearts entwined.

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby LizGrayson » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:00 pm

Here's one for number three, and I'll be back with another one later.

Seasons Change

snowflakes shimmy through
crystallized clouds, dancing their
way to a snow-silenced earth.

cloaked in winter-glass,
lacy trees bow their heads and
weep for summer's passing.
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Postby PaulG » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:15 pm

LizG- I reallly liked that one! Being originally from the Northeast I can picture the scene.
I am hoping however, that you're not waxing poetic about today's weather up there! :-D
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Postby Mlou » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:26 pm

Bite your tongue, Paul! I'm in Vermont and I don't want to think about that yet.

Great contributions, ms and liz!
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Postby LizGrayson » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:10 pm

LOL Paul, no today is bright and sunny, about 70 degrees - a beautiful day. But the days I hate are fast approaching - I'm a Leo and (according to my hairdresser, who's into astrology) I hate winter because I'm a fire sign and need warmth and sunlight. Give me summer all year.

So that's what inspired the poem. Winter is lovely, but I really don' t like it. Especially up here in MA. A little snow is nice. Too much makes me insane.
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Postby Mlou » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:26 pm

Yeah, I'm in no hurry for our first winter here in Vermont either and Liz, I know you're not too far from me.
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Postby Saphyre » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:12 pm

"He loves me.
He loves me not.
It's him I see!
He sees me not."

Gentle petals
Of perfect crimson silk
Spread red stains
Of pain on my heart of milk.

"Just a crush"
My mother claims
"Soon to pass"
This speaks not of my pain.

Forever
My grief will shape me.
But for now,
No tears shall be seen.

Gentle petals
Of perfect crimson silk
Were plucked, rung true,
And now will sleep until
I meet the next prince- you.

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Postby mslover » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:28 pm

wonderful contributions. :D next week new insprirations.

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

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